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A series of #lithographs by Marc Chagall, including the one pictured here, is coming to auction at Swann Galleries, March 2. Learn more at our site: [ Link ]

Chagall series of lithographs eyeing $350K ahead of March 2 sale
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yesterday at 20:35. Facebook
The catalog for Hake's Americana & Collectibles' latest auction #220 is now online. The auction, which closes March 16, features 2,488 lots. As is often the case with Hake’s auctions, this sale features an assortment of lots. Among the many comic books open to bids is an original copy of “Journey Into Mystery” #83, August 1962, Marvel. It contains the first appearance of The Mighty Thor...
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yesterday at 15:26. Facebook
Happy Wednesday ~

Miracle on Ice Moment in History: It was 37 years ago today (Feb. 22) that a stellar group of college hockey players, representing the United States in the XIII Olympic Winter Games, took down the defending gold-medal winning Soviet team. [ Link ]

Below are some items from this moment in Olympic history that sold through Heritage Auctions: USA Olympic Hockey jersey...
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yesterday at 03:11. Facebook
I recall hearing my sisters talk about playing with paper dolls. Fascinating.

Thanks to The Good Old Days for posting this for us to share.
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yesterday at 00:03. Facebook
This classic car photo (from our pals at Old Cars Weekly) is a gem.

Inquiring minds want to know: What was your dream car when you were younger?
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02/21/2017 at 19:31. Facebook
How would you finish this sentence?

"The opportunity to enjoy antiques and collectibles makes me feel..."
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02/21/2017 at 16:02. Facebook
Happy Tuesday Facebook friends ~

Looking ahead to upcoming auctions we spotted several enchanting items within the J. Levine Auction & Appraisal Scottsdale Live sale, slated for Feb. 23.

Pictured here are some of the 191 lots coming before bidders: 14K yellow gold vintage shell #cameo brooch, with an estimate of $300 to $500; a vintage platinum ladies #watch, featuring diamonds and blue...
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02/20/2017 at 16:54. Facebook
Happy Monday ~
We hope you had a good weekend. If today is your birthday we wish you the happiest of days. You share your special day with various people, including the late Ansel Adams, revered photographer.

Check out a 10 Things You Didn't column at our site, about Ansel Adams: [ Link ]

Ten Things You Didn't Know: Ansel Adams - Antique Trader
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02/19/2017 at 16:41. Facebook
Happy Sunday ~
Did you know, on this day (Feb. 19) in 1878 Thomas Edison patented the #phonograph? The patent was specific to the method of embossing - producing sound on tin-foil-covered cylinders.

Pictured below are some of the 20+ phonographs featured in upcoming auction listed on LiveAuctioneers News: [ Link ]
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02/19/2017 at 01:02. Facebook
Happy Saturday ~
In her latest column for the Post-Bulletin of Rochester, Minnesota, Sandy Erdman answers a reader's inquiry about the Joseph Originals figurines.

See what Sandy has to say: [ Link ]

Antiques & Collectibles: Figurines come in endless varieties — but look out for cheap imitations
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02/17/2017 at 21:15. Facebook
Did You Know: The Marburger Farm Antique Show, which takes place twice a year in Round Top, Texas, is celebrating its 20th anniversary?

Congratulations to the Marburger Farm Antique Show team! Visit our site ( to check out a preview of the April show: [ Link ]
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02/17/2017 at 17:51. Facebook
Auction Action: One man’s lifetime collection of #western gear and #memorabilia is coming to auction March 4 through Jones Swenson Auctions.

The man is Weldon Burgoon, who is a member of the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, retired in 2016 after 60 years of ownership and operation of Weldon’s Saddle Shop & Western Wear in Denton, Texas.

Pictured here are just some of the many items from...
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02/17/2017 at 14:40. Facebook
Happy Friday Facebook friends ~
A wonderful bit of news this week, courtesy NBC News, free regarding access for all to a truly amazing cache of #art: [ Link ]

Kudos to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York!
*Thank you to our columnist, Wayne Jordan, for bringing this to our attention.

The Met digitizes its collection, releasing 375,000 images for free
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02/16/2017 at 21:53. Facebook
The latest issue of Antique Trader (March 1 cover date) will begin arriving in mailboxes in a few days. The cover story, written by our Print Editor Karen Knapstein, focuses on the past and present of Pallisy ware. Fascinating!

The digital downloadable version of this issue will be available for $2 at by Feb. 21.
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02/16/2017 at 19:38. Facebook
???????????????????????????????? ???????? ???????????? ????????????????????????! Check out this story featured in DNAinfo New York, about a would-be robbery thwarted by a savvy store owner armed with antiques: [ Link ]

Jewelry Store Owner Chucks Bottles, Antiques at Knife-Wielding Robbers
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02/16/2017 at 14:10. Facebook
Happy Thursday ~

Looking for inspiring words and photos this morning, we found both.

“Goodness is the only investment which never fails.” ~Henry David Thoreau

*Photo of the Newfound Gap, within the Smoky Mountains/Courtesy of The Greater Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce.
Auction Action: On Sunday, Feb. 26 Cordier Auctions & Appraisals will present more than 600 items of Fenton glass, along with more than 1,000 #advertising pitchers. The pitcher collection includes whiskey and water jugs.

Pictured here is a small sample of the stunning items you can expect to see cross the auction block during this sale. View the entire catalog: [ Link ]
Happy Wednesday Facebook friends ~

In case you were wondering, Influenster surveyed 5,000+ people across the U.S. to determine the popularity of certain types of Girl Scout Cookies. Unsurprisingly, the legendary Thin Mints topped the charts, followed by the modern-day maverick Samoas. See the cookie that ranked highest in your state: [ Link ]

The Most Popular Girl Scout Cookies in Every State | Influenster
Inquiring minds want to know: What is your dream 'antiquing destination' and why?

*Photos courtesy: TimeOut, Vidor, Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market, Only In Your State, Marjorie R. Williams, Fodors and California Home & Design
At first glance we thought this was a custom tic-tac-toe board for classic #car buffs. :)

There's something magical about cars with chrome, fins and whitewall tires.

*Thanks to the good folks at our sister publishing group, Old Cars Weekly, for originally posting this photo.